What is a Dog? Dogs lie around all day, sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the house. They can hear a package of food opening half a block away, but don’t hear you when you’re in the same room. They can look dumb and lovable all at the same time. They growl when they are not happy. When you want to play, they want to play. When you want to be alone, they want to play. They are great at begging. They will love you forever if you rub their tummies. They leave their toys everywhere. They do disgusting things with their mouths and then try to give you a kiss.

Conclusion: Dogs are men in little fur coats.

Vocabulary Help

  • all at the same time – tudo ao mesmo tempo
  • beg – implorar
  • disgusting things – coisas nojentas
  • everywhere – por toda parte
  • forever – para sempre
  • fur coat – casaco de pele
  • growl – rosnar
  • half a block away – a meio quarteirão de distância
  • happy – feliz
  • hear (hear, heard, heard) – ouvir
  • house – casa
  • kiss – beijo
  • lie around – deitam-se por aí
  • look dump – parecer bobo
  • mouth – boca
  • open – abrir
  • package of food – pacote de comida
  • piece of furniture – mobília
  • play – brincar
  • rub – esfregar
  • same room – mesmo quarto
  • sprawled – esparramado
  • to be alone – ficar sozinho
  • toy – brinquedo
  • try – tentar
  • tummy – estômago